The Werewolves Of Pop: 10 Music Videos To Make You Hungry Like The Wolf

Idolator Staff | June 4, 2012 - 5:30 am

Pop stars live in fantasy worlds of million-dollar mansions, glamorous red carpets and weeks-long vacations in the world’s most beautiful locales. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to writing songs and shooting music videos, artists often look past the quotidien details of everyday and instead dip into the worlds of myth and fantasy… More »

Andy Samberg Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’: His Top 10 Best Digital Shorts With Pop Stars

Becky Bain | June 1, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Saturday Night Live ended its 37th season by tearfully saying goodbye to Kristin Wiig, and now the show is losing another key player. Fake rapper/Nicolas Cage impersonator Andy Samberg has confirmed that he won’t be returning to SNL next season.

Though his comedy group The Lonely Island (also made up of Jorma Taccone… More »

Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” Is Best Song Of The ’00s, According To ‘NME’

Robbie Daw | May 31, 2012 - 1:18 pm

For whatever reason, British rock journal NME has painstakingly compiled a list of the 100 Best Tracks Of The ’00s, a good two-to-three years after many other sites and magazines did the same. Perhaps there’s something to be said for letting the dust settle on a decade before tackling the raddest tunes it produced? More »

Memorial Day Playlist: 12 Patriotic Songs That Pop

Idolator Staff | May 25, 2012 - 5:30 am

Memorial Day is next Monday (May 28), and while most of us are just stoked to get the day off work, the holiday is actually intended to honor the good men and women who’ve fallen in battle, in service to the United States. To pay tribute to them, and to keep your Memorial Day barbeque… More »

Mother’s Day Playlist: 10 Songs About Mom

emilytan | April 26, 2012 - 6:00 am

What would we do without our mom? Whether she’s offering comfort via some milk and cookies, or cheering from the sidelines of the state championships, she’s always by your side — even when you don’t come home with the first-place trophy. So for all her grace and patience and hard work and most importantly LOVE,… More »

Rihanna, Adele & Raphael Saadiq Make ‘Time’ 100 Most Influential People List

Robbie Daw | April 18, 2012 - 9:57 am

Time has rolled out it’s annual roundup of the 100 Most Influential People In The World, and, music-wise, Grammy-dominating diva Adele, chart queen Rihanna and R&B singer/producer Raphael Saadiq all made the cut. The publication notes that its list is made up of the “people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our… More »

Team Christina, “Figher” Live On ‘The Voice’

Nicole Sia | April 16, 2012 - 11:47 pm

Adele Tops List Of England’s Wealthiest Musicians Under 30

Robbie Daw | April 12, 2012 - 8:16 am

Her Grammy-winning sophomore LP 21 is sailing back toward the top of the US album chart — for a 24th non-consecutive week, mind you — so it makes sense that Adele, who landed three #1 singles in the past year, would top The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 for wealthiest musicians under 30. The 23-year-old… More »

Mega Millions, Mega Hits: 11 Pop Songs About Money That Won The Chart Lottery

Idolator Staff | March 30, 2012 - 12:22 pm

The country is going insane right now as the Mega Millions lottery has reached a record-breaking $640 million. We thought we’d celebrate (before making another lottery ticket run) with 11 pop songs about being filthy, stinkin’ rich that had a few lucky numbers of their own, so to speak, when they hit big on… More »

Nicki Minaj Joins Long Line Of Pepsi Faces: Watch 7 Classic Pop Star Soda Ads

Robbie Daw | March 19, 2012 - 2:03 pm

That sound you hear in the distance is some cha-ching mixed with a little super bass. Nicki Minj is the latest music star to sign with Pepsi Co. — a multi-million dollar deal, Forbes reports — and the “Starships” songstress is set to be the face of the company’s new soda brand Pop. The first… More »

SXSW Flashback: Foster The People, Neon Hitch & Other Breakouts From 2011

Robbie Daw | March 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

As we wade our way through the throngs of music biz types who have descended upon Austin, Texas for South By Southwest 2012 (have you RSVP’d for Idolator’s Pray For Pop party tomorrow?), we’re left wondering who will be the big breakout stars of this year’s fest. It is, of course, far too early too… More »

Justin Bieber’s 18th Birthday: 10 Reasons Why He’s The Coolest 18-Year-Old Ever

Idolator Staff | March 1, 2012 - 6:00 am

It’s Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday today! And even though the pop star still isn’t old enough to legally order a drink stateside or in his native Canada (well, except in Quebec where the drinking age is 18), we’re commemorating Bieber’s entrance into adulthood with a very special list. You’ll see why hordes of… More »

The Worst Movies Starring Our Favorite Pop Stars

Becky Bain | February 27, 2012 - 5:45 am

Last night, the 84th Academy Awards honored the best in film, but it’s often the worst movies that we find the most entertaining. And our favorite type of terrible movie? Pretty much any flick a pop star graces with their presence. Sure, there are exceptions — like Justin Timberlake shining in 2010’s The Social Network, or… More »

Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash: 7 Pop Covers Of The Man In Black

Idolator Staff | February 26, 2012 - 6:00 am

Johnny Cash, legendary American singer and songwriter, would have celebrated his 80th birthday today. But even though he’s been gone for nearly a decade, his ground-breaking music and style still wield influence. His impact on songwriting extends well beyond the genres usually associated with his work — country, folk, rockabilly and blues —… More »

Whitney Houston’s 10 Best Songs That Radio Forgot

Robbie Daw | February 21, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Whitney Houston may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. However, the same can’t be said for some of her singles over the years. Since The Voice appeared on the scene in the mid-’80s, radio has been kind to such classics as “I Will Always Love You”, “How Will I Know”, “The… More »

Grammys Backlash: 10 Artists Who Are Over The Awards Show

Mike Wass | February 9, 2012 - 2:24 pm

For as long as there have been music awards, there have been musicians with opinions about those music awards, and the Grammys are no exception. Depending on your point of view, Arcade Fire trumping commercial heavyweights Lady Gaga, Eminem and Katy Perry for Album of the Year at last year’s ceremony was either the event’s… More »

The Best — And Worst! — National Anthem Performances Football Has Ever Seen

Idolator Staff | February 2, 2012 - 6:30 am

In just three days, Super Bowl XLVI will be under way in Indianapolis. There will be touchdowns, Madonna, M.I.A., LMFAO, maybe Cee Lo Green, bets won and bets lost. There will also be flags flown and an anthem sung, as is the custom for big American sports spectacles. This, to many, is the biggest of… More »

11 Songs For Singles This Valentine’s Day

Mike Wass | February 1, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For music fans, that means being serenaded by power ballads, slow jams and schmaltzy love-song dedications every time you turn on the radio. But what if Cupid’s arrow whizzed straight past you this year and hit someone else? Nobody wants to hear “The Power Of Love” while… More »

Madonna’s 10 Best Songs That Radio Forgot

Robbie Daw | January 25, 2012 - 9:49 am

Madonna is on a triumphant streak lately that is quite fit for a queen. In addition to scoring a Golden Globe Award, the Material Girl has her directorial effort W.E. — which just earned an Oscar nomination — hitting theaters on February 3, will perform at the Super Bowl two days after that and has… More »

Etta James R.I.P. — 10 Amazing Covers To Honor Her Memory

Idolator Staff | January 20, 2012 - 1:00 pm

It is with a heavy heart that the music industry, and the world, says goodbye to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time today. Etta James, the legendary soul singer most famously known for her 1960 rendition of the softly swaying love song “At Last,” passed away in California on Friday (January 20)… More »

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